What is there to do after dinner during the week nights? One place that is usually stay open late is a bowling alley. I have never been bowling before in my entire life so Fong thought it would be cool if we hit the bowling place that he used to go. He said it is a place where mostly farangs tend to hang out. When we got there Fong parked his SUV under the gigantic Bodhi tree. Here comes the scary part of the post if you are into ghost story and I think Nye aka Ginger will love this.
Before we got out of the vehicle I got a call from my mother asking me where I was and if I was done with dinner. I told her where we were. My mother said I should go home right away and that they had just came back from dinner and wanted me home. She said I shouldn’t be out too late. It was not even 21:00 hours at the time. I told my mother that I would be home soon.
Fong and I got out of the SUV and he said my mother was very strict but since I am in Laos don’t know when I will be back again. He said staying out an hour more wouldn’t hurt. He started to lock the car but it wouldn’t lock. He tried several times but the door kept opening when he pulled it. As we stood under the bodhi tree and listening to the wind and watching the bodhi leaves shake back and forth, Fong started to get scare. He was getting goosebumps all over and started to pray, asking for permission to park there.
As for me I thought about the phone call from my mother not wanting me to stay out late and thought about my deceased Grandmother. I thought maybe she was watching over me and doesn’t want me to be in danger and wanted me to go home. I suggested to Fong to move the SUV to a different spot. He did and prayed for permission to park at the new spot, away from the bodhi tree. He had no problem locking the vehicle at the new parking spot. Fong then said a prayer of thank and we pretty much ran toward the building.
I still can’t figure why the SUV wouldn’t lock. I even helped Fong pushed the remote key and the lights came on, signaling that the car is locked. But when I pulled on the door to check if it’s lock, then it’s not. Using the key to lock didn’t work either. It locked the SUV but when I pulled on the door to check, it came open! I don’t believe in ghost or anything but after 15 minutes or so of trying to lock the door of a brand new SUV with no success, it kinda made me wonder if something or someone really didn’t want me or us to be there.